on this day … 11/02 MLK Day


1947
Spruce Goose flies
The Hughes Flying Boat-the largest aircraft ever built-is piloted by designer Howard Hughes on its first and only flight. Built with laminated birch and spruce, the massive wooden aircraft had a wingspan longer than a football field and was designed to carry more than 700 men to battle. Howard… read more »
1777
John Paul Jones sets sail »
1902
First four-cylinder, gas-powered Locomobile hits the road »
1861
Fremont removed from Western Department »
1963
Ngo Dinh Diem assassinated in South Vietnam »
1989
A nurse’s aide gets life imprisonment »
1982
Truck explosion kills 3,000 in Afghanistan »
1917
Britain supports creation of Jewish homeland »
1948
Truman defeats Dewey »
1983
MLK federal holiday declared »
1960
Lady Chatterley’s Lover obscenity trial ends »
1985
Miami Vice soundtrack begins an 11-week run at #1 »
1912
XIT Ranch sells its last head of cattle »
1795
James Polk is born »
1865
Warren G. Harding is born »
1963
Diem murdered during coup »
1967
Johnson meets with “the Wise Men” »
1917
The Balfour Declaration »
1942
British launch Operation Supercharge »
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